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Faith & Politics Institute To Meet In Birmingham This Week

Faith & Politics Institute To Meet In Birmingham This Week

| March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Faith & Politics Institute will convene in Birmingham this weekend to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Pilgrimage, and recognize the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Alabama Power Service Organization Brings Up Curtain On Tallassee Theatre

Alabama Power Service Organization Brings Up Curtain On Tallassee Theatre

| February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Walking into the Mt. Vernon Theatre in Tallassee is like stepping back to 1935. Melinda Landers-Emfinger and other Alabama Power employees helped usher in a new era for the theatre.

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Southeast Worlds Of Work Allows Alabama Teens To Consider Multiple Career Paths

Southeast Worlds Of Work Allows Alabama Teens To Consider Multiple Career Paths

| February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 am

They may not know yet what they want to be when they graduate, but almost 5,000 regional eighth-graders recently explored a variety of career paths during the third annual Southeast Worlds of Work (WOW) at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan. The students came from Alabama, Georgia and Florida to take part in the fun, educational and hands-on career expo.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Kate Duncan Smith School Opened

On This Day In Alabama History: Kate Duncan Smith School Opened

| February 26, 2018 @ 5:00 am

February 26, 1924: The Kate Duncan Smith DAR School (KDS) opened in Grant

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Sounds Of Authority To Ring Out Loud And Clear At Wenonah High School

Sounds Of Authority To Ring Out Loud And Clear At Wenonah High School

| February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

For Yasha Stewart, it just made sense.

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29 Alabama Sites Part Of New U.S. Civil Rights Trail

29 Alabama Sites Part Of New U.S. Civil Rights Trail

| February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A new tourism trail links Alabama and 13 other states from Kansas to Delaware that share a role in the nation’s march to civil rights.

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Production Ramp-Up At Airbus Alabama Factory Could Add 600 Jobs

Production Ramp-Up At Airbus Alabama Factory Could Add 600 Jobs

| February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Airbus Alabama manufacturing facility is in line for 600 new jobs, thanks to a planned second assembly line for the Bombardier C Series jetliner and a possible increase in the production of A320 Family aircraft.

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Mercedes-Benz Confirms It Will Skip Detroit Auto Show In 2019

Mercedes-Benz Confirms It Will Skip Detroit Auto Show In 2019

| February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Mercedes-Benz confirmed it will have no formal presence at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next year, striking a blow to the iconic car event as more manufacturers save big reveals for tech conferences or their own special showcases.

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Bombardier Ascending On Turnaround That Includes Plans For Alabama Plant

Bombardier Ascending On Turnaround That Includes Plans For Alabama Plant

| February 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Bombardier Inc. climbed after the highest cash flow in seven years bolstered prospects for the company’s turnaround plan.

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Love In The Park: Senior Citizens Valentine Gala Celebrates Love And Fun

Love In The Park: Senior Citizens Valentine Gala Celebrates Love And Fun

| February 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Love was in the air during the annual Senior Citizens Valentine Gala at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Feb. 14.

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Power Of Leadership Brings Focus To Diversity In Technology Careers In Alabama

Power Of Leadership Brings Focus To Diversity In Technology Careers In Alabama

| February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Power hosted its Power of Leadership luncheon today focusing on diversity in technology careers with a panel of experts moderated by journalist Soledad O’Brien.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Willie Mae Thornton

Alabama Legacy Moment: Willie Mae Thornton

| February 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Birmingham Launching Bronze Valley Initiative Aimed At Diversifying Tech Economy

Birmingham Launching Bronze Valley Initiative Aimed At Diversifying Tech Economy

| February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Birmingham is looking to diversify its technology economy through the Bronze Valley initiative that focuses on innovation, diversity and growth.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Photographer Erik Overbey Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Photographer Erik Overbey Was Born

| February 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

February 12, 1882: Mobile photographer Erik Overbey was born in Norway. Overbey opened his own studio on Dauphin Street in 1907 with almost no training and, by World War I, became the city’s premier photographer.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Spanish Force Anchored In Mobile Bay

On This Day In Alabama History: Spanish Force Anchored In Mobile Bay

| February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

February 10, 1780: A sizable Spanish force anchored in Mobile Bay in preparation for the Battle of Fort Charlotte, one of two American Revolution battles fought in present-day Alabama

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Preformed Windings To Employ 85 At New Alabama Factory

Preformed Windings To Employ 85 At New Alabama Factory

| February 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Officials with Preformed Windings Inc. announced today that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. The Pell City location will manufacture high-voltage coils for the North American market and will employ up to 85 people.

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